MCI makes 8-week research methods course must for PG
In a significant step that acknowledges the importance of research in learning along the lines of western countries, the Medical Council of India (MCI) Board of Governors recently introduced a compulsory online course in basic research methods for all postgraduate students in the country and for faculty with no prior research training.

The eight-week course will be mandatory for medical PG students being admitted from the academic year 2019-20 onwards. The course would have to be completed by the end of the second semester.

A top MCI BoG source told The Tribune that the introduction of the course was overdue. “To comprehend the evidence published in biomedical literature, doctors need to have an understanding of research methods. Therefore, acquiring research skills is an integral component of postgraduate training in the country. To ensure that all postgraduate students and faculty acquire the necessary skills, the MCI Board of Governors has decided to introduce an online course in basic research methods for all PG students in the country and also for the faculty training them,” the source said.

The National Institute of Epidemiology of the Indian Council of Medical Research will conduct the course, and students will have to register on NIE portal. “The course allows flexible time to register and study through an eight-week module with inbuilt time-bound assignments and assessments,” an MCI member said. The course completion requires the candidate to appear for an online offsite exam, which will be held at fixed time twice a year.

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